Traffic Fatalities Have Increased Since 2020 Due to Riskier Driving

Motorists engaged in riskier driving habits during the COVID-19 pandemic while fewer cars were on the road. Although the disease is now in its endemic phase and Virginians are resuming regular activities, dangerous driving habits have con­tinued. In just 24 months, Virginia’s traffic fatali­ties increased 17 per­cent, according to Vir­ginia Department of Motor Vehicles data— from 827 fatalities in 2019 […]

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